HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 608: 21 March 2012

OMG. It was my first night out in ages and I was getting real hyped up because it was the world premiere for The Avengers. Did I mention that it was a fundraiser for the AOG Youth Group for their trip overseas? Yeah, well, they were hosting the actual movie. Most of my friends were in this group and I thought that I was smart enough to try and get a discount on most of the stuff I bought off them. It didn’t really work out as I had planned, but it was alright. I was rich anyway.
At first I thought it was a real bummer that I could only come to the 6:30pm session, because usually, that’s when all the kiddies go and I DID NOT want to be compared to them (Plus, it was a school night, so my mum wouldn’t budge on the decision for the 6:30pm session. Bleh!) I was initially surprised that a couple of adults had turned up, so it made me feel a tiny bit better. The real fun began when my mate, Nga, turned up with her entire “tribe”. Lolz. Yay! I had heaps of people to keep me company, so I wouldn’t be O.T.L after all.
As we waited, Nga, her sister Riri and I had a little chat, while the two cute katukangas’ went around and did their own thing. We kept a close eye on them because we didn’t know what was going to happen if we turned away. They could’ve run inside the river and had themselves a little swim. You never know with the little ones these days. I went over to the stall and bought myself a steak roll and a kebab. I tried to use my “persuasive skills” on my friends to get them to lower the price (or even better, giving it for free) but I knew I was out of my league, so I just paid the full price.
Finally, the time had arrived. Nga, Riri, the kids and I rushed to be the first in line. We were wondering why nobody was serving us when we realized that all the other people had gone on the other side and waited. We looked like fools standing there, so we gapped it to the back and hid our faces. I’m quite sure I heard someone laughing at us.
The movie wasn’t at all what I had expected. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. Yeah, there was action, but I felt like I had seen it all before. It’s probably because I’ve watched way too many superhero movies. The movie theatre wasn’t that packed, so there wasn’t much body heat going around, which was a huge relief. The Avengers lasted for almost three hours! Yikes! When it was over, I had to rush out and find my neighbour’s truck (They are totally awesome! I would’ve been stuck without them. Thank you!). My Aunty said that we should have ourselves a “late night dinner” at the Palace. I was more than happy to oblige. Aunty Daru was being super cool because on top of dropping me off home, she shouted me! I love her and her family to bits!
All in all, it was a cool night and worth spending all my money. Haha. -Norma Ngatamariki

Herald Issue 608 21 March
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